Interim Costs Controller

England, Somerset
Aug 23, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Ryan Hirons
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

This is an excellent interim opportunity for a candidate with cost controlling experience in a FMCG environment.

Client Details

My client are a very well known and market leading brand that have an excellent market reputation.


The main responsibilities within this role are:

  • Working with the Logistics Manager & Logistics Controller to understand and manage supply chain costs (warehouse and logistics) for month, half year and full year closing.
  • Input into the rolling forecast process for the Supply Chain function. Analyse variances in Supply Chain costs vs. last year/budget/forecast
  • Providing financial data and interpretation for Supply Chain projects and activities
  • Managing transfer prices monthly, and ensure accuracy of transfer prices in SAP
  • Following up product sourcing & evaluate impact on actual & forecast P&L,
  • Managing the half yearly stock revaluation process
  • Managing the monthly cost of goods reporting in SAP and investigate purchasing price variances as required.
  • Forecasting the margin influencing factors as part of the rolling forecast process
  • Full ownership of foreign exchange variance reporting into group function
  • Monitoring Overhead spend for the business, holding regular meetings with relevant departmental directors / senior managers to explain variances, forecast future costs and challenge overhead expenditure
  • Liaising with Business Services Finance team on overheads costs monthly, half & full year closing to allow effective reporting of actuals and preparation of rolling forecast
  • Analysing variances in overheads vs. last year /forecast


The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Experience of cost accounting in an FMCG environment
  • A recognised accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present findings to senior management

Job Offer

A very competitive salary and a quick start for the right candidate

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